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Textile and Sewing Classes at Ashland Art Center

Diane Ericson, a seasoned designer, will share tips, ideas and design techniques to assist you.  As a long-time contributor to the sewing industry through workshops and magazine articles, her focus is always on how to build your skills as a designer while you express a more creative, personal look. See her work in Studio #7 in the Art Center.

Original Garment by Diane Ericson

Textile Lab

Summer is a great time to move those stagnant sewing projects along!
This class will meet in Dianes Studio #7 at the Ashland Art Center.  – Bring whatever projects, materials and ideas you have, use our machines and get Diane’s creative and technical help. The labs are help sessions for projects you are working on – not a formal class.

July 14, 2011   /  2 – 4 pm  /  Ages 14 – Adult  /  $12 per hour, one hour minimum  /  Bring your own project and materials


Recycled Couture by Diane Ericson

The Art of Recycled Couture with Diane Ericson

Time to update your summer wardrobe?  Limited time & budget to make it happen? Love to piece & play with fabrics?  Want to wear FUN stuff?!

From new buttons to a bit of sewing and cutting you’ll learn how to keep the great designdetails plus the short cuts to turning the clothing you don’t wear into  your new favorites!Whether you are a novice or a seasoned sewer, this session is sure to inspireand your summer wardrobe: Bring that garment you can’t bear to give away and join us for this informative and inspiring class.

Saturday, July 9, 2011 / 1 pm – 2:30 pm – Lecture only $25  or 1 pm to  4 pm   $45  – includes Lecture and Hands on Work Session with Diane.  Hands on Session participants should bring clothing to remodel, basic sewing supplies, trims, fabrics etc.

Fabric Stencil Printing by Diane Ericson

Fabric Printing with Stencils

New to fabric printing and ready to get started? Learn to use fabric paints, stencils and fabric pens to create patterns on ready to wear or fabrics for collage. Stenciling is a great technique for combining with other fiber/fabric techniques. You will make a collection of samples and learn to express your own design style with this quick and easy printing method. Diane will share lots of samples of printed fabrics and finished pieces in class.

July 17, 2011 /  1:00 -4:00  /  Ages 14 – Adult  /  Attendance Fee $40  /  Materials Fee-$15 -Includes fabric paints,and pens, stencils to use in class, sponges and three fabric sample pieces.  Participants will need to bring fabric or clothing they would like to print on and several 11 x 14 inch pieces of fabric to create samples on.

Ashland Art Center is located at 357 E Main in Uptown Ashland (Across the street from Pasta Piatti and next door to Cripple Creek).  For more classes and events information at Ashland Art Center visit .  To register for any of the above classes contact Diane at [email protected] or call her at 541-227-8680.

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